Sunday, August 6, 2023

The George Harrison Fan Club meets George

Photos taken by Pat Simmons or Pat Mancuso

 August 6, 1968 -  One of the greatest days for many people that I know -- members of the George Harrison fan club were able to meet George at his house in Esher and spent time with him on his front steps talking and taking photographs while he signed all of the items they brought for him to sign.  George was so amazing to his fans. 

If you aren't familiar with this story, I highly recommend reading Pat Mancuso's book "Do You Promise Not to Tell"  the story (along with others of fans that met George at his home) can be found in my book "Dear Beatle People: The Story of the Beatles North American Fan Clubs 1963-1972"


  1. it was one of the best and Pat did a great job

  2. I run and, on Tuesday next, the 24th, we’re interviewing Philip Norman about his biography of George. It’s going ahead in front of a live audience in 21Soho, just of Soho Square in London, UK.
    I thought it might be of interest to your listeners and also to you. I don’t know what else to say – do you think there might be time to mention it on your site or social media output? We’re total Beatles nerds and this is our first live outing so we’re looking for any help we can get. We’d be happy to do a link back to your site, if you want.

  3. Thanks for the warning. Would ask fellow fans to read this review before giving any money to Philip Norman:

    "...the author of bestselling 1981 band bio, Shout!: The Beatles In Their Generation (which was so pro-John and anti-Paul that McCartney labelled it “Shite!”)’s hard to fathom exactly why he keeps returning to the subject, since he seems deeply ambivalent about the Fabs. Much like the recanting in his McCartney book, here he’s forced to messily reverse out of the cul-de-sac that was his nasty 2001 Sunday Times Harrison obituary, in which he painted the second Beatle to die as “a serial philanderer” and “miserable git”.